The 2013-14 season still has some great basketball to be played, but it is hard sometimes not to turn to the future sometimes when a future player, like Shaqquan Aaron, is doing big things. The Louisville Cardinals signee is averaging more than 21 points per game and has helped his team, Rainier Beach High, to a 22-0 record.
Aaron and his teammates aren’t just winning, they are winning big. Tuesday night the 6’7″ wing had 27 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds in a 118-58 victory.
Many were surprised that Aaron didn’t not make the McDonald’s All-American roster. Even 247Sports.com’s Jerry Meyer thinks it was a snub not to add him.
With Russ Smith and Luke Hancock leaving after this season, Rick Pitino need points. Aaron has the size, athleticism and skills to get points. Similar to another Rainer Beach player Terrence Williams, Aaron can handle the ball and dish it around. There is not too many players coming out of high school that can score and pass the ball like Aaron and the fact the he is tall and long is an added bonus.
Aaron is also not afraid to drive inside and take it up strong.
With Terry Rozier, Chris Jones and hopefully a healthy Kevin Ware mixed with Aaron and Quentin Snider, Louisville will have one of the most athletic back courts in the nation next season.
Maybe more than any player Louisville has coming in next season, Shaqquan Aaron is the most important. He is exactly what Louisville needs.
He probably would have been nice to have him this year.
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